Syllabus For The Subject Process Planning and Cost Estimation

 


Chapter 1 Introduction
                Objectives
What is an Estimate?
The role of estimating in the construction industry
Conceptual estimates
Preliminary estimates and cost planning
Preparing construction estimates
Project delivery systems and estimating
Estimates for different types of contracts
Estimating and construction safety
Summary
Review questions

Chapter -2 THE ESTIMATING PROCESS AND PRELIMINARY PROCEDURES
Objectives
The bid estimating process
Projects out for bid
Open bidding
The decision to bid
Scheduling the estimating process
Bid record and bid documents
Obtaining bid documents
Review bid documents
The query list
The Team approach
Site visit
Computer estimating systems
Other technology
Summary
Review questions

Chapter 3 MEASURING QUANTITIES GENERALLY
Objective
The quantity takeoff
iv) What is measured?
   Units of measurement
Item units
Measuring ‘’net in place
Takeoff rules
Accuracy of measurement
Organization of the takeoff
Estimating stationery
Takeoff by computer
Formulas and perimeter centerline calculations
Summary
Review questions

Chapter-4 MEASURING SITEWORK, EXCAVATION, AND PILING
 Objectives
Generally
Soils report
Bank measure, swell, and compaction factors
Excavation safety considerations
Use of digitizers
On-screen takeoff
Measuring notes: excavation and backfill
Calculation of cut and fill using the’ grid method 
Calculation of cut and fill using the section method
Trench excavations
Trench backfill
Trench takeoff example
Trench takeoff example
Greater accuracy
Measuring notes: piling
Bearing piles, generally
Sheet piling, generally
Drawings
Site work takeoff
Site work takeoff using ICE software
Summary
Review questions

Chaopter-5 measuring concrete work
Objectives
Measuring concrete work
Measuring notes: concrete
Measuring formwork
Measuring notes: formwork
Measuring notes: finishes and miscellaneous work
Example 1: house
Example 2: office/warehouse building
FCE office foundation takeoff using ICE software
Summary
Review questions

Chapter-6 MEASURING MASONRY WORK
Objectives
Masonry work generally
Measuring masonry work
Brick masonry
  Concrete blocks
Conversion factors
Measuring notes: masonry
Masonry work: house (brick facings alternative)
Masonry work: office/warehouse building
Summary
Review questions

Chapter-7 MEASURING CARPENTRY AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
Objective
Measuring rough carpentry
Board measure
Metric units
Measuring notes: rough carpentry
Measuring finish carpentry and millwork
Measuring notes: finish carpentry
Doors and frames
Windows
Miscellaneous metals
Specialties
Finish hardware
Measuring exterior and interior finishes
Carpentry and miscellaneous work takeoff: house example
Exterior and interior finishes takeoff: house example
Summary
Review questions

Chapter-8 PRICING GENERALLY
Objectives
Introduction

Contractor’s risk
Pricing materials
Pricing subcontractors’ work
Summary
Review questions

Chapter -9 PRINCING CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
Objectives
Introduction
Renting versus purchasing equipment
Depreciation
Maintenance and repair costs
Financing Expenses
Taxes, insurance, and storage costs
vi) Contents
Fuel and lubrication
Equipment operator costs
Company overhead costs
Use of spreadsheets
Summary
Review questions

Chapter-10 PRICING EXCAVATION AND BACKFILL
Objective
Excavation equipment and methods
Excavation productivity
Excavation work crews
Excavation materials
Excavation and backfill recap and pricing notes example 1: house
Excavation and backfill pricing notes example 2 : office/warehouse
Building
Summary
Review questions

Chapter-11 PRICING CONCRETE WORK
Objectives
Cast-in-place concrete work generally
Supplying and placing concrete
Concrete materials
Formwork
Reinforcing steel
Miscellaneous concrete work items
Wage rates
Concrete work recap and pricing notes example 1: house
Concrete work pricing notes example 2: office/warehouse building
Pricing using MC ICE Software 280
Using the drill down navigation bar
Summary
Review questions

Chapter-12 PRICING MASONRY, CARPENTRY, AND FINISHES WORK
Objectives
Introduction
Masonry
Rough carpentry
Finish carpentry and millwork

Masonry, rough carpentry and finish carpentry recap and pricing notes
Example 1: house
Masonry work pricing notes example 2: office/warehouse building
Summary
Review questions

Chapter-13 PRICING SUBCONTRACTORS WORK
Objective
Introduction
List of sub trades
Unknown subcontractors
Evaluating subcontractors
Bonding of sub trades
Pre-bid sub trades proposals
Analyzing sub trade birds
Bid depositories
Scope of work
Masonry scope of work
Windows scope of work
Glass and glazing scope of work
Summary
Review questions

Chapter – 14 PRICING GENERAL EXPENSES
Objectives
Introduction
Project schedule
Safety and first aid
Travel and accommodation
Temporary site offices
Temporary site services
Hoardings and temporary enclosures
Temporary heating
Site access and storage space
Site security
Site security
Site equipment
Trucking
Dewatering
Site cleanup
Miscellaneous expenses
Labor add-ons
General expenses pricing notes example 1: house
General expenses pricing notes example 2 : office/warehouse building
Pricing general expenses using MC ICE software
Summary
Review questions

Chapter-15 CLOSING THE BID
Objectives
Introduction
In advance of the bid closing
The pre-bid review
The closing
The presentation phase
Value analysis: example 1
Value analysis: example 2
Summary
Review questions

Chapter 19 LIFE-CYCLE COSTING
Objectives
Introduction
What is life-Cycle Costing?
The time value of money and the nation of equivalence
Compound interest
Compound interest calculations
Nominal and effective interest rates
Derivatives of the compound interest formula
Using tables
Compounding periods
Determining the appropriate discount rate
Price inflation
Equal life alternatives
Unequal life alternatives
Equivalent uniform annual series
Alternatives with unequal life spans (Revisited)
Incremental cost analysis
Summary
Review questions



 




 
 
 


 
 
 
      

 

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